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Nursery Decor Ideas for Your Baby’s Room


Nursery Decor Ideas for Your Baby’s Room

Having a baby is an incredible journey, and part of that adventure is getting your baby boy or baby girl’s future room all set up. While this is an exciting and enjoyable task, there’s a lot to think about: What furniture do you need to include? What colors are best for a baby’s nursery? Should you choose a theme for the nursery decor? Before you stress out, take a deep breath and know you don’t have to do this alone!

Continue reading to learn the answers to these questions and discover what nursery decor might work best for your little bundle of joy.

Inspiration for your nursery

Whether you want to make your space a modern, gender neutral nursery or you’re looking to go colorful and bold, there are many different styles of nursery to choose from. We know it can be a little overwhelming, so here are some nursery ideas to inspire you:

Simple and modern

Modern nurseries have grown in popularity over the years and are a great option if you’re choosing not to use gender-specific colors or are simply looking for a clean, calm design. For wall colors or wallpaper, go for tones like white, gray or charcoal which are all options for a base color you can incorporate into the rest of the room. Choose a few neutral hues to add to keep the modern decor consistent. Then, keep the furniture, rug and drapery within the same color palette. Since the colors won’t vary much in this design choice, pick throw pillows, a baby blanket, wall art and other accessories that have interesting textures to give the room more dimension.

 If you want to go in the opposite direction from a neutral room, adding bold colors is your answer.

Ultra Colorful

If you want to go in the opposite direction from a neutral nursery, adding bold colors is your answer. Whether you want to have multiple colors or want to focus on just one, there are some tasteful ways to make the space bright without being too busy. If you choose multiple colors, pick ones that complement each other — and don’t go overboard. Some fun combinations to try include yellow and blue, navy and teal, maroon and peach, light pink and burgundy or forest green and light green. The best way to use two colors is to have one main color and incorporate the other as an accent — think a throw pillow, blanket, plush toys, drapery and knick-knacks. That way, you can have a colorful nursery while still keeping it a peaceful place for your little one to rest.

Geometric design

For a completely unique take on your baby’s room, try using geometric shapes, various lines and abstract forms to create a well-rounded space. Choose one wall as the focal point and paint a mural, hang some art or put up shelves that boast angular designs and interesting patterns. Wooden furniture works best with this type of room, and shades like blue, green and coral can top off a retro look.

Extra eclectic

You don’t always need a color-coded scheme or a perfectly put-together nursery theme. Ensure that you choose colors and wall decor that won’t clash when creating a more eclectic space, but have fun with combining different patterns and prints. One way to accomplish this nursery style is to choose decor in primary colors — red, blue and yellow — and mix and match these shades using a photo gallery wall or comfortable rugs. When done correctly, all these colors come together to create a bright space for your little one to enjoy.

Before any room is complete, you must add furniture — but what pieces are necessary for your baby’s room? Let’s find out!

Essential nursery furniture

As beautiful as you may want your nursery to be, it still needs to be an appropriate place for your baby to sleep and relax. That means it needs certain furniture pieces that combine both functionality and style. As you consider what nursery design you want to create, also keep in mind what furniture is necessary for the room. Here are a few vital furniture items to include:


The most important piece of furniture you’ll buy for your baby’s nursery is a crib. It’s where they’ll sleep for months (even years) to come and it’s the focal point of the room. Cribs vary in style, but generally, an unpainted wood crib is a great choice and goes with any room. Another versatile option is a white or neutral-colored piece.

Changing table

It might not be fun to think about, but changing diapers is a huge part of having a baby. Your changing table can range in style from a simple wooden frame to a padded dresser or a retractable table. Whatever you choose, make sure it works with your design but also is comfortable and safe for your child. Your changing table can also function as a dresser for baby clothes and diapers, as well.

A place to sit is vital for your own comfort while rocking your child to sleep.

Rocking Chair

A place to sit is vital for your own comfort while rocking your child to sleep. Choose a comfortable, plush chair that matches the design of the nursery that’s also a great place to sit for long periods.

With furniture purchased and a design chosen, you’re ready for your little one to enjoy the space. But, if you’re looking for an even more cohesive space, a theme might be the way to go.

Nursery design themes

If you want to take your child’s room one step further, keep the design focused on a specific theme of your choosing. Some popular themes include:

  • Forest or woodland.
  • Jungle or safari.
  • Outer space.
  • Rainbows.
  • Vintage or antique.
  • Movie or character-focused.

Whether you desire a themed design or just want a cohesive and beautiful space for your baby to dream, it can be difficult to take your vision and make it a reality. If that’s the case, reach out to an interior designer to help.

How Decorating Den Interiors can help

You most likely have a lot on your mind — if you need some help creating your dream nursery space, Decorating Den Interiors can take some of the weight off your shoulders.

We specialize in custom spaces, so your decorator will help create a nursery unique to you. After you reach out to us, a personal decorator will visit your home to help you discover your personal style and find out what you want your baby’s nursery to look like. Upon learning this information, the interior designer will come up with a design plan to achieve your desired nursery style and layout.

If you’re ready to get started, then we’re excited to help! Connect with us to create the perfect nursery for your soon-to-be bundle of joy.

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